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MakerBot Digital Store | It’s Holiday Time on Sesame Street

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As part of our ongoing celebration of Sesame Street’s 45th anniversary, our latest Digital Store collection features five more of the show’s classic characters loaded with holiday style. Ready to be 3D printed, the new collection gets festive with some of the most famous Muppets of all: Big Bird, Elmo, Bert, Ernie, and Oscar the Grouch.

Shop the Sesame Street Classics collection at the MakerBot Digital Store.

Make Merry with the Classics
Each download in the Sesame Street Classics collection comes with a separately printable holiday accessory great for spreading the season’s cheer. Exchange gifts with Bert and Ernie. Let Big Bird hang a wreath. Say hello to Elmo, Santa’s most enthusiastic little helper. Or see Oscar’s expression of holiday humbuggery with a sign that’s true to his curmudgeonly ways.

Give the Gift of Sesame Street!
If you’re looking for a unique holiday gift for someone special in your life, download and 3D print the entire Sesame Street Classic collection, or head to your local MakerBot Retail Store to buy pre-printed, ready-to-take-home characters. And while you’re in the giving spirit, why not share a photo of your favorite 3D printed Sesame Street characters in a festive holiday setting? Upload your pics to Instagram or Twitter and find us @MakerBot.

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MakerBot Desktop | Get the Latest for Big Improvements

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We’re always working to continuously improve and update our software, so we are thrilled to share the big improvements to print quality and reliability that came with our latest MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware upgrades.

Step 1. Download MakerBot Desktop 3.4
If you haven’t downloaded the latest version of our free 3D printing software, MakerBot Desktop 3.4, please do so now.

DOWNLOAD MAKERBOT DESKTOP 3.4 NOW

Step 2. Update Your MakerBot Firmware
Once you’ve opened up MakerBot Desktop 3.4, connect to your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB. Next, head straight to the Devices menu in MakerBot Desktop and click Update Firmware to load MakerBot Firmware 1.5 onto your printer.

NOTE: Updating both MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware is the only way to activate all the new improvements. To take advantage of these new features, continue to prepare and print your files through MakerBot Desktop. When printing files via the USB port, your printer’s internal storage, or your Library, reprepare them through this updated version of MakerBot Desktop to achieve the best results.

Improvements to Print Quality and Reliability
As promised, we’ve made significant improvements to our MakerBot Firmware and print slicing software in order to help improve print quality and reliability.

First off, we’ve updated how the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder and the gantry motors that move it around in three dimensions work together.

We’ve also improved the speed and acceleration of the gantry motors, which means better handling of curves and edges in your 3D designs.

Lastly, we’ve shortened the distance that the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder’s retractable nozzle has to move during prints, improving the life of your Smart Extruder, and helping to prevent clogs.

With these enhancements, you’ll see a big increase in print quality and a noticeable decrease in print times, so don’t miss out.

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Advanced Calibration
Another great feature we packed into MakerBot Desktop 3.4 is a calibration tool called Z-Axis Offset, which you can find in the Device Preferences panel under the Devices menu in MakerBot Desktop. This tool lets you adjust where your build plate is, relative to your Smart Extruder.

If you’ve been experiencing print quality issues with your rafts and the initial layers of your print, or hear clicking noises when you’re printing, your build plate may be too close or too far from your Smart Extruder. Adjusting your Z-Axis Offset could be the solution, so give it a try.

Tell Us About Your Experience
We want to hear about your experience using MakerBot Desktop 3.4 and MakerBot Firmware 1.5. Let us know how things are going by shooting us an email at [email protected]

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MakerBot-Ready Apps | Explore 3D Printing In Exciting New Ways

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Interested in doing more with your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer? We’re launching the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal, an intuitive destination for useful, educational, and entertaining apps across iOS, Android, Windows, and web platforms. The apps are created by third-party developers and curated by MakerBot.

The launch of this new platform accelerates the ability of MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer owners to quickly scan through screenshots of the apps, photos of prints made from the app’s content, an app description, and a download link.

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An Exciting Beginning
We’re launching the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal with a collection of eight exciting third party-developed apps. Each app is tested for overall user experience, helping to ensure a seamless transition from design to print. Check out the wide range of things you can do with our first eight apps:

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-Modio: Mix and match parts on and off the screen and merge digital and physical play with a creature-creator on our first MakerBot-Ready App.
-Fraemes: Download and personalize iPhone cases designed by up-and-coming artists.
-CookieCaster: Turn free-drawn shapes (or Google images) into .stl files of 3D printable cookie cutters.
-Maker’s Empire: Makers Empire describes itself as the “World’s Easiest to use 3D Printing Software”. It makes it easy to create original and customized 3D designs.
-Zotebook: Turn 2D forms into 3D printable files using lines, shapes, and cutouts.
-Leopoly: Make original designs by starting from a base shape (vase, plate, cup, character) and modifying the design using manipulators and brushes.
-World of Rabbit: Earn 3D printable designs optimized for desktop 3D printing in this fun game by saving a colony of rabbits in an underground world.
-Dr. Fluff’s Robot Factory: Design and print robot creations using a simple tablet interface and evolutionary computation.

Learn More

Are You A Developer?
Do you know your way around app development? Interested in getting exposure and users for your software? The MakerBot Developer Program gives you access to API, documentation, and development support as well as the ability to reach new users and take advantage of new revenue and buzz-generating opportunities in 3D printing.

Learn More About the MakerBot Developer Program

We can’t wait to see what you make using MakerBot-Ready Apps as a launching pad for your creativity. Share your prints on social media using tag #MakerBotReadyApps for a chance to be featured by MakerBot.

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From The Makers | MakerBot Digital Products and Joey Neal

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Introducing From the Makers
Today, we’re debuting “From the Makers”, a periodic feature to give you a peek inside MakerBot, to introduce you to the people who create our products and services, and to let you know how we’re doing with our plans, challenges, and progress.

First up is the Digital Products team, represented by Joey Neal, VP. Joey talks with us about the evolution of MakerBot software and apps, and their important position in the growing MakerBot 3D Ecosystem.

Coming soon: From the Makers posts that focus on how we conceive of and design our hardware, including the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder, MakerBot Innovation Centers, and more.

We’re eager to hear what you think about From the Makers. So please send us your feedback and suggestions, via email to [email protected].

MakerBot Apps: A Progress Report
Back in October, we told you about our software release plans for the remainder of the year. Since then, we’ve

–Released new features and print quality improvements in MakerBot Desktop 3 and 3.4;
–Introduced Print History to provide a way to reprint your favorite designs as quickly as possible;
–Released MakerBot Mobile 1.1 (now for iPad too); and
–Added a Vase Maker tool to MakerBot PrintShop.

We’re also working on launching MakerBot Mobile for Android, a new Medal Maker tool for MakerBot PrintShop, an auto-update feature for MakerBot Desktop, and should soon have some news for you about MakerBot-Ready Apps.

Whew!

Now, as our Digital Products team puts some finishing touches on MakerBot Desktop 3.5, it seems like a good time to kick off From the Makers with a chat with Joey Neal, VP of Digital Products. He tells us about the Digital Products team: who they are, what they do, and how digital products have evolved, and continue to evolve, here at MakerBot.

It Began With MakerBot MakerWare
If you only think of desktop 3D printers when you hear “MakerBot,” you might be surprised that software has always been an essential part of the MakerBot 3D printing experience. From the company’s earliest beginnings in 2009, we knew that an 3D printing app like MakerBot MakerWare would get makers excited and help make desktop 3D printing easier

So, from the get-go, we made sure that free MakerBot MakerWare, would work with industry-standard .STL and .OBJ files output from almost any customer’s favorite 3D modeling software.

This also means that MakerBot MakerWare users could print many, if not most, of the files shared in the large Thingiverse 3D design community.

[Fun fact: MakerBot Thingiverse, actually predates MakerBot, the company. Thingiverse, which Joey describes as an “amazing source of inspiration”, also has a dedicated iOS and Android app.]

Networked 3D Printers Open Up Software Possibilities
As popular as MakerWare was, when the hardware, engineering, and software teams sat down in 2013 to review customer wish-lists, and to sketch out a vision for our latest generation of MakerBot Replicator 3D printers (networked and running on a common MakerBot OS), they soon realized the Digital Products team should create the app we now call MakerBot Desktop.

MakerBot Desktop: MakerWare and a Whole Lot More
During design, the Digital Products team made sure to keep their ears to the ground, listening closely to our customers. So they made MakerBot Desktop backwards compatible “with ALL of our printers” and, like MakerBot MakerWare before it, free MakerBot Desktop works with .STL and .OBJ files.

But that’s not all. MakerBot Desktop incorporates great print preparation features of MakerBot MakerWare, and adds to them by including access to a personal MakerBot Cloud Library, the ability to explore MakerBot Thingiverse and to shop the MakerBot Digital Store, and even access to your print history. In short, Joey says, the idea is to have MakerBot Desktop “work with all the products in our ecosystem” as that ecosystem continuously evolves.

MakerBot Mobile: Walk Away From Your Desk

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MakerBot Mobile 1.1, with a new layout design for the iPad, makes browsing Thingiverse an even better experience.

And, if you’ve updated your printer with the latest firmware (v1.5), you can now start a print remotely from your iPad or iPhone from anywhere within range of your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer’s Wi-Fi network. Thanks to the onboard cameras you can also see your build plate to make sure it’s clear before you start printing remotely.

But Joey and his team have even more ideas up their sleeves: “We’ve made it really easy for you to print stuff, but maybe you want to scale something or put two items on a plate. So we will be investigating having a Prepare mode similar to MakerBot Desktop.

The team is also working on true, remote monitoring that will work over a cellphone network as well as over your local Wi-Fi network. With this upcoming feature, Joey says, the idea is to be able to check the phone from anywhere and, “…find something that’s cool on Thingiverse that’s new, or from my library, take a look at the onboard camera on my printer, and start a print.”

MakerBot PrintShop: Making 3D Design Easier
The Digital Products team is also as pleased as punch with MakerBot PrintShop, an iPad app, optimized for fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator printers. You can use it to print directly to the printer without having to go to MakerBot Desktop first.

Joey says PrintShop takes all the guesswork out of print preparation, not to mention the technical-sounding jargon, and, “We make it really easy for users to create their own content without having to know 3D design skills.”

PrintShop is ideal for people just starting out with 3D printing or who love to 3D print but are in learning mode with 3D design software. “We give them the power to make some of their own, custom 3D models that are really easy to use like Vase Maker, or [the upcoming] Medal Maker, or jewelry like bracelets and rings.”

On top of that, the team worked with Sanrio, a MakerBot partner, to create special-edition, 3D printable ring toppers for the Hello Kitty conference this year. They’re looking forward to similar partnerships in the future.

What’s Coming Down the Pike
Lots. The Digital Product team has a master calendar, of course, and it includes things like:

–MakerBot Desktop auto-update
–Print queues
–Mobile remote printing
–Thingiverse groups

Joey and team are also working on the MakerBot Innovation Center Management Platform, a software solution that enables people to manage large groups of MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers effectively and efficiently.

That’s what on the calendar. But, as Joey points out, “from time to time, we also hear things from the field” the team knows they have to take a look at.

A good example of this is Z-Axis Offset. “We noticed that folks needed a little bit more variable control” to help them adjust their build plate, relative to their printer’s MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder. So the team quickly crafted a solution and added it to the latest MakerBot Desktop release.

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Keep Your Firmware Up-to-date
Whenever anyone on the Digital Products team talks about new features offered by any of the apps, they’re quick to remind us to “update your firmware.”

No wonder. As Joey tells us, “One of the interesting things about when we release our software, like MakerBot Desktop, is that most of the time there’s also some firmware updates that go in tandem with the features.”

So it’s important to always update your 3D printer’s firmware to enable those new features — and all the capabilities they offer.

Here’s how

Tell Us What You Think
We’re always interested in your feedback, thoughts, and suggestions, so feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

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MakerBot | 7 Tips For Better 3D Printing

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We’ve seen significant improvements to print quality and reliability with MakerBot Desktop 3.4 and MakerBot Firmware 1.5. If you haven’t already, please download the latest version of MakerBot Desktop and then use it to update your MakerBot Firmware. NOTE: When printing files via the USB port, your printer’s internal storage, or your Library, reprepare (reslice) them through MakerBot Desktop to achieve the best results. Files that are not reprepared (resliced) will not achieve best results.

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We recently told you about some big updates included in MakerBot Desktop 3.4 and firmware 1.5. The release is loaded with print quality updates and cool new features designed to improve your experience with our latest generation of MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.

These improvements are courtesy of the MakerBot Software Engineering and Quality Assurance teams, who reviewed in-house and customer feedback about the software. They then coded and tested around the clock to make sure we pushed print quality and reliability forward.

Along the way, the teams came up with some useful tips you can try on your own to help improve your overall MakerBot 3D printing experience. Sharing them is Joey Neal, VP of Digital Products. You may remember Joey from our earlier post about tips for the MakerBot Replicator Z18.

Like the MakerBot Replicator 2 and MakerBot Replicator 2X before them Joey says, “Each model of our fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers has its own printing characteristics.” The teams continually test each model to learn how it behaves, and then use the testing results, along with customer feedback, as input to drive continuous, iterative improvements to print quality.

So experiment with these tips to see which ones work best for your printer and printing style. And we’ll keep more coming as we learn them.

As always, let us know your thoughts by dropping a line to: [email protected]

Keep Your Software and Firmware Up to Date
For all fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. You can only take advantage of the latest improvements if you’re running the most recent version of software. So, not surprisingly, the first tip is to keep your software and firmware current. Since we’re constantly working to improve your experience, you’ll want to have the very latest.

Updating MakerBot Desktop and firmware is easy. Just follow these quick steps.

Try the Updated Assisted Leveling Procedure
For MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers. For better results, assisted leveling is now a two-step process. Unload your filament and rerun the assisted leveling procedure. This should help you get a more accurate starting point for your z-axis.

How to level your build plate

Modify the Z-Axis Offset in Device Preferences

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For all fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. During testing, the Digital Products team noticed some minor variability with MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruders. So they added a user control in the Device Preferences panel to provide you with the ability to modify the Z-Axis Offset by minor increments, “to get even more fine-tuning” and thus better printing.

Here’s how:

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Create Custom Profiles for Slower Speeds and Raftless Prints
For MakerBot Replicator and MakerBot Replicator Z18. This is a cool tip for printing small objects or maybe an iPhone case. It will help you to get a great print without having to later remove a raft. If you’re printing anything larger, Joey definitely recommends printing with a raft for “greater adhesion and stability.”

Create a custom slicing profile and then modify it by slowing down the “firstlayer”:”feedrate from 30 to 10. This will “slow things down and allow the MakerBot PLA Filament to cool a little bit without making too many tool path turns.”

To create a custom slicing profile, follow these directions.

Note: Joey suggests selecting “MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation Standard Quality” in the Template dropdown menu.

Create Custom Profiles to Reduce Under-extrusion
For MakerBot Replicator Z18. Back in October, Joey shared a custom profile tweak to help reduce under-extrusion, which can show up as gaps, cracks and “skips” in your 3D print. At the time, he suggested you experiment with raising the temperature a bit.

Additionally, he now suggests editing the custom slicing profile to increase the “numberOfShells” from 2 to 3.

You could also try editing the “extrusionProfiles” area to slow down the printing of the outer shell and inner shells. Specifically, outer shells are “outlines”. You can slow this down a little bit by changing the parameter from 20 to 15. Inner shells are “insets”. Their default is 90, so try 45.

“I used these tweaks plus increasing the heat setting to 220 from 215 (extruderTemp0) to print a Daft Punk Mask for Halloween,” said Joey. The mask is a fun way to show the improved print quality you can achieve by installing the latest software and firmware and tweaking a few parameters.

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Focus Your Camera for Easier Sharing
For all fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. With MakerBot Desktop 3.4, we provided new ways to use your onboard camera, including the ability to easily share a photo of your completed print on your build plate directly to Thingiverse. You can just as easily share an image as a “Make” when you finish printing an item you downloaded from Thingiverse.com.

But we’ve noticed that some cameras become out of focus, either during shipping or after some heavy use. Try re-focusing the camera so you’ll have better images to post directly to Thingiverse.

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Keep Your Computer Awake for Longer Periods
For MakerBot Replicator Z18. It’s been great to see many enthusiasts take advantage of the massive build volume of the MakerBot Replicator Z18 to print extra-large objects. But extra-large models may take longer to slice and we’ve noticed some issues can crop up when your computer goes to sleep. The Software Engineering teams are working with others to tackle this project.

For now, if you’re slicing a large file, or printing a large print, try changing your computer’s energy settings to keep it awake while slicing and printing.

If you do put your computer to sleep while MakerBot Desktop is working, we recommend restarting background services when you wake your computer up. You can do this by going to the Services menu and selecting Restart Background Services. This will ensure proper connectivity with your networked MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer.

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MakerBot Software | Big Updates in Desktop 3.4

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We’ve been making good on our promise to continuously improve and update our software, releasing updates to MakerBot PrintShop, MakerBot Desktop, MakerBot Mobile, and our firmware.

Today, we’re continuing that iterative progress with the release of MakerBot Desktop 3.4, which is loaded with important updates and cool new features that will improve your experience with our latest generation of MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.

Download MakerBot Desktop 3.4 now, and be sure to upgrade the firmware on your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer to the latest version (1.5).

Note: Currently, MakerBot Desktop 3.4 can be installed on computers running Mac OS, Windows 7, and Windows 8.0. We are in final testing stages for Windows 8.1 print drivers. An update will be available soon. When available, it will include the ability to natively print to your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer (except the MakerBot Replicator 2X) from any 3D modeling application compatible with the Windows 8.1 3D print pipeline.

Print Function Improvements
As promised, we’ve made improvements to our firmware and print slicing software in order to help improve print quality. First off, we’ve updated how the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder and the gantry motors that move it around in three dimensions work together.

We’ve also improved the speed and acceleration of the gantry motors, which means better handling of curves and edges in your 3D designs. Overall, we hope these enhancements offer you a big increase in print quality and a noticeable decrease in print times.

Advanced Calibration
Another great feature we packed into MakerBot Desktop 3.4 is a calibration tool called “z-axis offset” in the Device Preferences panel. This tool lets you adjust where your build plate is, relative to your Smart Extruder.

If you’ve been experiencing print quality issues with your rafts and the initial layers of your print, or hear clicking noises when you’re printing, your build plate may be too close or too far from your Smart Extruder. Adjusting your z-axis offset could be the solution, so give it a try.

Convenient Features for Networked Printers
Building off feedback from some of our customers at larger companies, we’ve also added the ability to assign a static IP address to your 3D printer. This will make it a whole lot easier to set up your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer over a network.

And speaking of printing over a network, if you’re printing from another room, we’ve just sped things up for you. We’ve eliminated the need to confirm your print manually using the dial on your MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer or MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, or the action button on your MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer. Now, you have the option to print directly from MakerBot Desktop or MakerBot Mobile as long as you’re on the same Wi-Fi network as your printer.

New Ways to Use Your Onboard Camera
Yet another feature designed to speed up your printing time is a camera view of your build plate we’ve added to the pre-print pop-up window. That means you can quickly verify that your build plate is clear before you begin a print.

Made a print you’re especially proud of? Now, if you want, you can easily share a photo of your completed print on your build plate directly to Thingiverse using the onboard camera.

Coming Soon: Auto Update
We were also hoping to include an auto-update feature in MakerBot Desktop 3.4, but it isn’t quite ready. We won’t keep you waiting long though; keep your eye out for these updates in upcoming releases.

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MakerBot | Our Greatest 3D Printed Hits, Now on Amazon

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Until today, the only way to get your hands on an intricate 3D printed design from MakerBot was to either print one on a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer, or to visit one of our MakerBot Retail Stores.

But we wanted to find another way for everyone, regardless of where you live or if you have access to a 3D printer, to experience the magic of 3D printing.

Your 3D Printed Gifts Have Arrived
Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of pre-printed MakerBot models for sale on Amazon.com — just in time for your holiday shopping.

Be the first to purchase MakerBot 3D Printed Products from Amazon.com.

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Find the perfect gift for the 3D printing enthusiast in your life with our first batch of models. For this initial release, we’re sharing 15 of our most popular designs from the MakerBot Digital Store, including our realistic Dragon, Ram, and Saber-Toothed Cat Skulls, available in large, small, and gumball sizes.

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MakerBot Retail Partner | Explore 3D Printing at Staples

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Now more people can explore 3D printing with MakerBot. Staples has teamed up with MakerBot as its exclusive in-store 3D printing partner. Staples shares our vision of introducing new ways of teaching, working, and creating to its customers with innovative technology. And starting on November 25th, you can find MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printers, MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, and MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanners at 50 Staples locations in 18 states across the country, from California to Connecticut.

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Get Hands On With 3D Printing
If you’ve been curious to see how 3D printing works, you can now visit Staples to learn more and see live demos (at select stores) by 3D printing experts who can answer your questions regarding MakerBot products and software. While you’re there, get hands on with 3D prints and learn how the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem can support your foray into 3D printing.

Make Innovation Happen
All MakerBot products at Staples operate within the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem’s broad platform of products and software for supporting and inspiring creativity. Whether you’re printing for the home, creating a curriculum, or enhancing your small business, Staples is the destination for getting started with the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem’s seamless workflow.

We’re ready for more Staples customers to discover MakerBot and 3D printing, and are eager to see what they make!

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MakerBot Software | Mobile 1.1, Made for Your iPad

Mobile-1-Header2In June, we announced a major expansion of our MakerBot 3D Ecosystem with the release of the MakerBot Desktop, MakerBot PrintShop, and MakerBot Mobile apps.

Today, we’re enhancing this powerful suite of 3D printing software with MakerBot Mobile version 1.1 and a new design created specifically for the iPad. It includes new ways to explore and share designs on the MakerBot Thingiverse 3D Design Community. We’ll also be adding the ability to start a print directly from your iPad or iPhone with our next firmware release (see below for details).

Download MakerBot Mobile 1.1 from the Apple App Store now

Simple, Elegant Design for the iPad
If you’re an iPad owner, you’re going to love the new grid layout we’ve created for viewing Thingiverse and your MakerBot Cloud Library. We’ve overhauled Thingiverse browsing in particular, making it more intuitive to explore. Let us know what you think of the new experience!

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Browse Thingiverse in Style
With MakerBot Mobile, you already have hundreds of thousands of 3D downloadable digital designs at your fingertips wherever you go. MakerBot Mobile 1.1 takes advantage of the iPad’s larger screen size and higher resolution to make Thingiverse easier and more intuitive to browse.

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Coming Soon: Start a Print Remotely
In our original release, we gave you the ability to change filament or cancel a print remotely. With our next version of firmware for our MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, we’ll add something crucial to this list of remotely activated features in MakerBot Mobile 1.1: the ability to start a print on your iPad or iPhone from anywhere within range of your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer’s Wi-Fi network.

As soon as you’re ready to print remotely, MakerBot Mobile 1.1 will display a recent image of your build plate so you can check to see if the coast is clear before you begin your print.

How to Upgrade Your Firmware
To activate the remote printing feature, as well as a host of other improvements to MakerBot hardware and software products, please update your MakerBot device with the latest firmware when it’s released in the coming weeks. To update your firmware, first connect to a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer using MakerBot Desktop. From there, select the Update Firmware option in the Devices menu of MakerBot Desktop.

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Martha Stewart | Our Technology, Her Palette, Your Imagination

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It’s always a pleasure when makers can work together. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce our collaboration with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a brand that shares MakerBot’s devotion to innovation and DIY craftsmanship.

Introducing Martha Stewart for MakerBot Filament
The initial fruit of our collaboration is MakerBot’s first-ever co-branded collection of MakerBot PLA Filament. The collection showcases three of Martha’s favorite colors: Jadeite, Robin’s Egg, and Lemon Drop.

MakerBot CEO Jenny Lawton thinks Martha Stewart’s creations and colors are a natural fit for 3D printing, and Martha Stewart agrees. “3D printing allows for cost-effective product design without compromising artisanal character,” said Stewart.

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These lively hues were inspired by the many varieties of milk glass made popular during America’s Gilded Age, and guided by Martha Stewart’s style and sensibility. Put a cheerful twist on your holiday decorations with these beautiful new colors of MakerBot PLA Filament.

3D Printable Designs by Martha Stewart
Our partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia gives us the opportunity to produce more than just beautiful new colors of filament.

We’re also harnessing the artisanal aesthetic of designs created by the Martha Stewart team, and using our in-house design team to optimize those creations for 3D printing. Our first group of models, the Trellis Collection, is available today on the MakerBot Digital Store.

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The Trellis Collection, which includes a Napkin Ring, Coaster, Place Card Holder, and LED Votive Holder, makes the perfect gift for the exceptional host or hostess in your life. We’ll continue to release elegant designs co-created by the Martha Stewart and MakerBot teams, so stay tuned for more.

SAFETY NOTES: Items from the MakerBot Digital Store are not guaranteed to be food safe, water safe, dishwasher safe, or microwave safe. Use the LED Votive Holder with flameless LED votive candles only: MakerBot PLA Filament will melt if it comes into contact with an open flame.

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12 months special financing on new
MakerBot 3D printer hardware purchases
with Dell Preferred Account on Dell.com.


Limited-time offer for qualified customers.
Offer Details

12 months special financing on new MakerBot 3D printer hardware purchases is a no interest if paid in full by November, 2015 financing promotion. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full by your payment due date in November, 2015 or if you make a late payment. Minimum monthly payments are required during the promotional period. If not paid by end of promotional period, account balance and new purchases will be subject to the Standard APR rates, which range from 19.99% - 29.99% variable APR, as of 8/30/2014, depending on creditworthiness. Offers subject to credit approval and may be changed without notice.

Dell Preferred Account offered to U.S. residents by WebBank, who determines qualifications for and terms of credit. Promotion eligibility varies and is determined by WebBank. Taxes, shipping, and other charges are extra and vary. Payments equal 3% of your balance or $20, whichever is greater. Minimum Interest Charge is $2.00.

All products in your cart at the time of purchase will qualify for the special financing promotion if purchased with Dell Preferred Account between 11-26-2014 through 12/30/2014.

New MakerBot 3D printer hardware purchases are eligible! Refurbished and/or used purchases do not qualify for promotions. Eligible e-value/order codes: A7516721, A7629818, A7598495, A7617635.

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